I just saw and immediately went here to write about it. The seller was right about one thing though; everybody on ebay claims their lamps are rare, when they are in fact not. I just hope no one bids on these without reading the description properly.
The seller berates other sellers for describing common lamps as "rare", then proceeds to describe his own two common useless lamps as "rare".
Why would I collect a defective lamp? Just because Mathmos made a few duds doesn't make them rare.
If the seller wants, maybe he would like to trade his "rare" non-functioning Mathmos lamps for some "rare" cloudy non-functioning Lava brand lamps that I have kicking around the house. I was going to toss them out, but maybe I should post them for sale on e-Bay. ;)
I love how he says "I know these are going to be EXTREMELY popular with collectors". Well here's news for him: NOT with this collector!